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Old 02-10-2020, 08:06 PM   #1
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Cool GTSLOW builds an SCX10ii based Isuzu MU.

The excitement around C0/1 in my area has picked up significantly in the last year. With that said I've decided to join the shenanigans. Everyone around here is running XJs, Comanches, JKs, etc... I wanted something different but I also wanted something SCX10ii based.

So to kick things off I picked up a Tamiya CC01 Isuzu MU. I stole the body package and components and sold the rest. My next challenge was wheel base. I explored the shorty wheel base chassis but I wanted to stick with C-channel rails. So I found a donor SCX10ii in my area.

Feel free to follow me as I build this unique SWB rig.

It's so purdy!


The partial donor.


This is going to be a narrow and short. Therefore some Beef Tubes Narrow 44s were in order.


Comparison to stock.


I'm weird and always install the extra rear bearing on my AR44s. More is better right?


All set.


I assembled the front axle and threw it under the body. Just over half covered. However, I opted for the RC4WD narrow 5-lug hubs. This should bring the wheels in another 1/8" on each side.




Next up is getting the axles mounted. I'm running a SCX10ii "kit" style transmission. I really wanted to run a crossmember style setup like the TF2. Realism right? Well there's only one way to accomplish this task!



I've also got a stockpile of styrene for the interior and engine bay.

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Old 02-11-2020, 05:21 AM   #2
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Iím in.
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Old 02-11-2020, 06:08 AM   #3
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Here's where I finished the night. I've decided I'm going to connect the tcase through the link mounts. In doing so I can run the longer suspension links by moving the link mounting point closer to the center of the chassis. I'm not a fan of how suspension works when the links are super short.

This piece is designed to slip over the frame rail and provide a lower and upper rear link points. Tonight I will start working on the upper portion of this piece. It will connect to that upper left hole on the SCX10ii kit transmission. So a transfercase/link mount.


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Old 02-12-2020, 12:42 AM   #4
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Awesome work so far !
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Old 02-13-2020, 11:25 AM   #5
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Drivers side link mount, riser, transfercase mount is printing! This is draft version #6. Word of advice, save your fillets/chamfers for the very end when final polishing your piece.



Will test fit today and if all is well I'll get started on the passenger side.
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Old 02-13-2020, 02:43 PM   #6
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Draft #7 is here. Increased the size of the transfercase mount and moved it back about 4mm. I think this one is it!

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Old 02-14-2020, 01:09 PM   #7
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Both rear brackets are complete. Tonight work will begin on the front brackets.

Rear driver:


Rear passenger:
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Very interesting.
Can't wait to see how it all comes together.
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Old 02-15-2020, 12:04 AM   #9
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Excuse my disaster of a computer desk. It's been my primary place of work the last few days. Both rear mounts are complete and in! I was originally going to connect to the top hole only. However, I felt going to both would really help hold and stiffen everything up. Hopefully I can find some time this weekend to begin the working on the front.



……...I should really get the body work done now so that the paint can cure for a week. I bought a can of this stuff and Mopar's Scratch Filler and Primer.


Did I mention I'll be cutting the hood open and creating a hinge as well as fender wells and an engine?
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Great work so far, I'm currently looking for a weird swb project to start and is good to see other projects for inspiration.
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